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Xiamen Haicang unveils new bus station with electronic bus stop board

Updated: 2012-09-15
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A new bus stop that could be the future of bus stops in Xiamen was recently unveiled in the mainland Haicang District, according to fjsen.com.

The bus stop, located near the prosperous TOO Aluohai City Plaza, is eye-catching with its unique slightly green appearance.

The biggest difference is that the bus stop board is installed on the front side of the bus station so that you don’t have to go round to the back to look for information on your bus line and then rush to the front to check if your bus has arrived.

The new bus stop also features an electronic bus stop board which can display dozens of bus lines at a time. More importantly, the bus stop information can be easily modified if the bus route changes.

Similar to the BRT, the bus stop can also show you how far the nearest bus is from the stop.

The bus stop has also adopted a wooden chair design to offer a more comfortable waiting experience in hot summer days. The wooden chairs can be easily replaced if damaged.

The newly designed bus stop is said to still be in trial stage. Whether the new bus stop will be widely promoted depends on the results of further tests.

An official with Xiamen Public Traffic Plaza-Station Co, Ltd told a reporter that the reason why electronic bus stop boards are difficult to promote lies in their power consumption. Most of the bus stops in the city share the same power system with streetlights, which are only switched on in the evening.

 

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SOURCE: WOXnews.com
 
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